Kenosha North Pier Head Light
By Dave Wobser

Located on Lake Michigan on the end of the south breakwater, at the entrance to the Pike River, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

A typical “Lake Michigan red tower”, built 1906, the red conical steel 50-foot tower is constructed of riveted steel plates, and has helical bars on the lantern panels. The light replaced another pier light that had been built in 1864.

Originally equipped with a Fourth Order Fresnel lens, it now exhibits a rotating plastic airport beacon.

Visitors can walk out on the pier from the beach at Simmons Island. Cross the bridge to the island on 50th Street in Kenosha, and follow the road down to the beach. The Kenosha Old Lighthouse is on a hill overlooking the beach.

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Photograph by Dave Wobser

Location: Kenosha, Wisconsin
Date Built: 1906
Active: Yes

Open to

Yes, pier only.
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